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The viruses of this genus infect cereals and several are economically important like Soil-borne wheat mosaic virus and Soil-borne cereal mosaic virus. They cause symptoms like leaf mosaic, stunted roots and severe rosetting. They are transmitted in the soil by slime molds like Polymyxa graminis. The particles are rod-shaped and contain a two-segmented plus-sense RNA genome with each RNA encapsidated individually.
Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: